Parcells turns down Falcons

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  1. HoustonFrog

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    Considering how he set Dallas back up with his moves and helped bring a little more stability I think this is good for them. He will get rid of the head cases.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3160597

     
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    Say what you want about the job he did in Dallas but he did get those girls to the playoffs a few times and did draft MOST of the talent on the current roster including Mr. Horsecollar and Jessica Simpson's current girlfriend Toni Romo.
     
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    I believe that Roy Williams was drafted while Dave Campo was still head coach.
     
  4. HoustonFrog

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    That's what I put in my original post....not sure if that was geared towards me but that is what I said..."Considering how he set Dallas back up with hi smoves and a little more stability." I don't give him all the credit but he built the talent base.
     
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    It's beginning to look as though Christ himself couldn't save the Falcons. They have a whole football team worth of holes to fill in the offseason and the management has been horrid.

    They need something.
     
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    I have a feeling they may do a Portland Trailblazer type of house cleaning after the display on TV last week where some were supporting Vick with t-shirts, etc. They may want to start distancing themselves and just start from scratch.
     
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    Exactly, and I think that was the one thing that made Pea-Brain bolt like he did without even talking to the players.

    You are going to see a huge gutting of that team to where they might challenge the Bucs for that nonwinning streak.
     
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    Its too bad you can't buy stock in the Parcells death stare, because that thing is going to be on fire next year.

    If wish someone had a video of him giving it to Tyson Thompson last year for like 5 minutes straight after he fumbled the kick off
     


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    Romo wasn't drafted, was he? I thought they picked him up as a rookie free agent signing.
     
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    God, where do you start with that team? I guess cut every one and start form scratch. TradeAs many for picks as you can, and say hit the road to the rest. What a bunch of whiney losers. You can get picks for Crumpler, Hall, and thats about it...Try and keep Dunn for the leadership aspect and go from there.
     
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    Don't honestly know what would help this team but say what you want about Parcells he's taken 4 different teams to the playoffs and 2 teams to the SB. His downfall in Big D was not kissing Owens Ass and i don't blame him.

    ATL has so many holes and I still think when Blank hired Petrino for the gig most of the NFL collectively did a double take. It was a bad hire from the get go. I think he did both sides a big service by bolting. I agree though this offseason has to be starting from scratch and gutting the team big time. Recoup what you can from Vick, then pull every plug and distance yourself from him. they drafted fairly well last year and still have our other second. The NFC South is relatively weak right now too. IF they hire the right guy it wouldn't be that big of a suprise that they could be competitive in 2 years.
     
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    Sounds like Parcells is going to play the same sort of role with the Falcons
    that Dan Reeves played here in Houston with the Texans, but instead of looking over Casserlys shoulder he'll be looking over Falcons GM McKays.
     
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    This a must hire for Blank. I do not buy into the Parcells' magic, but he is a great diversion for a franchise full of issues.
     
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    Scott Pioli of the Patriots would be a good first hire.
     
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    What he does do well is sets a plan and drafts and gets guys who fit his plan. It didn't work with his style coaching in Dallas but his pieces with the style now works beautifully. He drafted talent and he knew what he wanted. I think just having that structure will benefit them. Again, as I said above, it is like the Trailblazers...they will deconstruct and start over.
     
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    Classic!!

    Correct. His very first game as a pro was September 8, 2002 (I wonder why I know that?)

    I agree with you. HE can get an organization turned around by his philosophy and frankly being a jerk. A jerk as is needed to straighten some folks within that organization out... I hope for the Falcons sake, that they have patience with him, because they are in such shambles that its going to take more than a few years to get things turned around.
     
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    Parcells? Talk about someone who needs to stay away from the fried chicken and fries.
     
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    Parcells' playoff record with Giants 8-3 (83-90). Since 3-5 (93-96, 97-99, 2003-2006). Total 11-8.

    Parcells' playoff record with Belichick as Coordinator 10-4, without 1-4.
     
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    If Parcells is hired as the VP of Football Operations, McKay may not be the GM much longer. And I think that might be a good think for the Falcons.
     
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    Agreed! You want manboobs, Parcells is your man. :specnatz:

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